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Animation Concepts 201 - Principles of Background Design.
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What is a board panel?
One frame of a Storyboard
It is the name of the finished Background art
A layer in the stack in Photoshop
The size of the document
What is reference material?
The script and storyboard
Any material that gives you inspiration and guides for your artwork
The blueprint for your design
The final finished artwork
What is 2-point perspective?
The convergence of all lines
It's the rule of thirds for composition
It's a perspective grid, or drawing, that has 2 vanishing points
The vanishing point
What is a camera pan?
It refers to the arrows on a storyboard
It's a camera movement from left to right, or vice versa
It means "no board panel"
It's any camera notes for the BG Artist
What effect does symmetry have in a background?
It makes the script much more interesting
It frames the action for the best possible view
It can make an image look dynamic and interesting
It can make an image look static and boring
What is the standard term for Full HD?
An extreme close up is all about:
Is visual language important for Background Design?
The vanishing point is always in the center of the picture. True or false?
The Horizon Line represents the vanishing point in the perspective grid. True or false?
What is a thumbnail?
A small, rough drawing of the scene
A saved JPEG of the background
A selection of storyboard panels
The rendered Background
Symmetry tends to make an image dynamic. True or false?
Does the BG Artist have to draw the whole scene for a close-up?
No, there is as at least one pose off the ground
In this case the BG artist only has to draw half the scene
Only if there is dialogue
What determines file size?
Saving the file as a JPEG of a Photohop file
The name of the file
The dimensions (no. of pixels/cm of height x width) and the resolution (no. of pixels per inch)
The type of artwork
What is a Key Location?
It's a scene that doesn't need any animation
It's the master shot of a scene, a BG that offers the widest view of the whole scene
It's a scene that doesn't need a Background
It's the board panel currently in use
How do you delete a layer in Photoshop?
Open up a new document
Create a new layer above it
Select the layer in the stack and hit delete/backspace
Close the document without saving it
When working on a background for an animated show, your creation will be the main attraction. True or false?
Why do you need to check the storyboard for characters and action?
To check if there are any camera angles
So that you can time out the scene
So that you know what part of the BG to leave clear for the animation
So that you know what the dialogue is
What is the compositor's job?
To render the animation
To lay the animation on top of the background
To create the storyboard
To build the background
What is a color-card?
The color of the storyboard
The color of a character
A color that stands for the background
The color of a layer
When you're drawing a shape to a 3d grid, you are following the:
rule of thumb
rule of thirds
rule of 3d
What is the best way to brainstorm creative ideas for backgrounds?
Using layers in Photoshop
Building them in Maya
Sketching our your ideas on paper
Using layers in Illustrator
A _____ simulates a camera move, by scaling up the background.
What kind of camera move is often used when characters are walking?
Animation Concepts 201
Principles of Background Design
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